From the Wikipedia entry for Chefchaouen:

Chefchaouen, also known as Chaouen, is a city in northwest Morocco. It is the chief town of the province of the same name, and is noted for its buildings in shades of blue. Chefchaouen is situated just inland from Tangier and Tétouan.

The city was founded in 1471 as a small kasbah (fortress) by Moulay Ali ibn Rashid al-Alami, a descendant of Abd as-Salam al-Alami and Idris I, and through them, of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Al-Alami founded the city to fight the Portuguese invasions of northern Morocco. Along with the Ghomara tribes of the region, many Moriscos and Jews settled here after the Spanish Reconquista in medieval times. In 1920, the Spanish seized Chefchaouen to form part of Spanish Morocco. Spain returned the city after the independence of Morocco in 1956.

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Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen
Chefchaouen. (963k)
Chefchaouen Cemetery Foreground
Chefchaouen with a cemetery in the foreground. (1061k)
Entrance Hotel Dar Echchaoun
Entrance to the Hotel Dar Echchaoun. (701k)
Hotel Dar Echchaoun
Hotel Dar Echchaoun. (1000k)
View Chefchaouen Hotel
View of Chefchaouen from the hotel. (950k)
View Chefchaouen Night
View of Chefchaouen at night. (622k)
View Chefchaouen Morning
This was my view of Chefchaouen in the morning. (527k)
View Chefchaouen Kasbah Fortress
View of Chefchaouen from the kasbah (fortress). (969k)
Closer View Medina Chefchaouen
Closer view of the medina of Chefchaouen. (1008k)
Close-up Medina Chefchaouen Part
Close-up of the medina of Chefchaouen with part of the medina wall and an entrance gate. (916k)
Mosque Chefchaouen
Mosque in Chefchaouen. (770k)
Mosque Chefchaouen Octagonal Tower
Mosque in Chefchaouen with octagonal tower. (547k)
Mosque Bouzâafar Overlooking Chefchaouen
Mosque Bouzâafar, overlooking Chefchaouen. (752k)
Kasbah Fortress Chefchaouen
Kasbah (fortress) in Chefchaouen. (991k)
Kasbah Fortress Chefchaouen
Kasbah (fortress) in Chefchaouen. (793k)
Kasbah Fortress Chefchaouen
Kasbah (fortress) in Chefchaouen. (692k)
Gnarly Tree Chefchaouen
Gnarly tree in Chefchaouen. (1103k)
Alley Chefchaouen
Alley in Chefchaouen. (919k)
Alley Chefchaouen
Alley in Chefchaouen. (779k)
Alley Chefchaouen
Alley in Chefchaouen. (807k)
Alley Chefchaouen
Alley in Chefchaouen. (832k)
Alley Chefchaouen
Alley in Chefchaouen. (794k)
Alley Chefchaouen
Alley in Chefchaouen. (751k)
Alley Chefchaouen
Alley in Chefchaouen. (860k)
Alley Chefchaouen
Alley in Chefchaouen. (956k)
Passage Chefchaouen
Passage in Chefchaouen. (585k)
Passage Chefchaouen
Passage in Chefchaouen. (566k)
Fountain Chefchaouen
Fountain in Chefchaouen. (961k)
Fountain Chefchaouen
Fountain in Chefchaouen. (892k)
Fountain Chefchaouen
Fountain in Chefchaouen. (761k)
Wall Mosaics Chefchaouen
Wall mosaics in Chefchaouen. (944k)
House Chefchaouen
House in Chefchaouen. (861k)
House Chefchaouen
House in Chefchaouen. (822k)
Door Chefchaouen
Door in Chefchaouen. (677k)
Door Chefchaouen House Well
Door in Chefchaouen. This house was not as well maintained as most others. (909k)
Brook Flowing Chefchaouen
Brook flowing through Chefchaouen. (1238k)
Public Laundry Station Brook
Public laundry station on the brook in Chefchaouen. (958k)
Woman Doing Laundry Public
Woman doing laundry at the public laundry station. (840k)

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